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Disposition Ascriptions

Aimar, S; (2019) Disposition Ascriptions. Philosophical Studies , 176 pp. 1667-1692. 10.1007/s11098-018-1084-9. Green open access

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Abstract

I argue that disposition ascriptions - claims like ‘the glass is fragile’ - are semantically equivalent to possibility claims: they are true when the given object manifests the disposition in at least one of the relevant possible worlds.

Type: Article
Title: Disposition Ascriptions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11098-018-1084-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-018-1084-9
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Dispositional adjectives, Disposition ascriptions, Modality, Possibility claims, Dispositions, Gradable adjectives, Manifestations
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045104
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